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SubjectRe: [PATCH 14/32] nohz/cpuset: Don't turn off the tick if rcu needs it
On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 04:10:27AM +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 01:13:42PM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 05:52:11PM +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > > If RCU is waiting for the current CPU to complete a grace
> > > period, don't turn off the tick. Unlike dynctik-idle, we
> >
> > s/dynctik/dyntick/ ;-)
>
> Heh! :)
>
> > > diff --git a/include/linux/rcupdate.h b/include/linux/rcupdate.h
> > > index 99f9aa7..55a482a 100644
> > > --- a/include/linux/rcupdate.h
> > > +++ b/include/linux/rcupdate.h
> > > @@ -133,6 +133,7 @@ static inline int rcu_preempt_depth(void)
> > > extern void rcu_sched_qs(int cpu);
> > > extern void rcu_bh_qs(int cpu);
> > > extern void rcu_check_callbacks(int cpu, int user);
> > > +extern int rcu_pending(int cpu);
> > > struct notifier_block;
> > >
> > > #ifdef CONFIG_NO_HZ
> > > diff --git a/kernel/rcutree.c b/kernel/rcutree.c
> > > index ba06207..0009bfc 100644
> > > --- a/kernel/rcutree.c
> > > +++ b/kernel/rcutree.c
> > > @@ -205,7 +205,6 @@ int rcu_cpu_stall_suppress __read_mostly;
> > > module_param(rcu_cpu_stall_suppress, int, 0644);
> > >
> > > static void force_quiescent_state(struct rcu_state *rsp, int relaxed);
> > > -static int rcu_pending(int cpu);
> > >
> > > /*
> > > * Return the number of RCU-sched batches processed thus far for debug & stats.
> > > @@ -1729,7 +1728,7 @@ static int __rcu_pending(struct rcu_state *rsp, struct rcu_data *rdp)
> > > * by the current CPU, returning 1 if so. This function is part of the
> > > * RCU implementation; it is -not- an exported member of the RCU API.
> > > */
> > > -static int rcu_pending(int cpu)
> > > +int rcu_pending(int cpu)
> > > {
> > > return __rcu_pending(&rcu_sched_state, &per_cpu(rcu_sched_data, cpu)) ||
> > > __rcu_pending(&rcu_bh_state, &per_cpu(rcu_bh_data, cpu)) ||
> > > diff --git a/kernel/sched.c b/kernel/sched.c
> > > index 0e1aa4e..353a66f 100644
> > > --- a/kernel/sched.c
> > > +++ b/kernel/sched.c
> > > @@ -2439,6 +2439,7 @@ DEFINE_PER_CPU(int, task_nohz_mode);
> > > bool cpuset_nohz_can_stop_tick(void)
> > > {
> > > struct rq *rq;
> > > + int cpu;
> > >
> > > rq = this_rq();
> > >
> > > @@ -2446,6 +2447,19 @@ bool cpuset_nohz_can_stop_tick(void)
> > > if (rq->nr_running > 1)
> > > return false;
> > >
> > > + cpu = smp_processor_id();
> > > +
> > > + /*
> > > + * FIXME: will probably be removed soon as it's
> > > + * already checked from tick_nohz_stop_sched_tick()
> > > + */
> > > + if (rcu_needs_cpu(cpu))
> > > + return false;
> > > +
> > > + /* Is there a grace period to complete ? */
> > > + if (rcu_pending(cpu))
> >
> > This is from a quiescent state for both RCU and RCU-bh, right?
> > Or can their be RCU or RCU-bh read-side critical sections held
> > across here? (It would be mildly bad if so.)
>
> Yeah this can happen. This is called from the timer interrupt
> or from an IPI. We can be in any kind of rcu critical section.
>
> > But force_quiescent_state() will catch cases where RCU needs
> > quiescent states from CPUs, so is this check really needed?
>
> Yeah we should receive IPIs from CPUs that need us. This can
> be an optimization though. No need to run into a cycle of
> on timers shutdown/restart if we can complete something
> right away.

Never mind... I was confusing this with rcu_needs_cpu(), which should not
be called from within an RCU-sched or RCU-bh read-side critical section.

It is plenty fine to call rcu_pending() from within RCU read-side
critical sections.

Thanx, Paul


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